[Advaita-l] Advaita-l Digest, Vol 67, Issue 23
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> Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 06:11:06 -0500
> From: Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian <rama.balasubramanian at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Ekadashi Questions
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> On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 1:10 AM, Siva Senani Nori <sivasenani at yahoo.com>wrote:
> > Dear Sri Sthanunathan
> > Nirnaya Sindhu, also called Kala Nirnayah, written in
> the 17th century by
> > Sri Kamalakara Bhatta is a compendium of such issues.
> There is a later
> > derivative book called Dharma Sindhu by Kasinatha
> Upadhyaya which deals with
> > it. We are smarta Brahmins from Vengi (the region
> between Krishna and
> > Godavari near the Eastern coast) in AP, and in all
> such matters the word of
> > Dhrama Sindhu is taken as binding in our families.
> > The Nirnaya Sagar edition of the Nirnaya Sindhu in
> Devanagari characters is
> > available in the Digital Library of India at
> > http://dli.iiit.ac.in/cgi-bin/Browse/scripts/use_scripts/advnew/metainfo.cgi?&barcode=2020010008716.
> > There is also a verion in Telugu characters with
> translation into Telugu
> > available at archive.org, but that might not be
> relevant to most. Anyway
> > it is only a simple Google search away.
> > In the very beginning these books - both the Nirynaya
> Sindhu and Dharma
> > Sindhu - haves a lengthy discourse on EkaadaSi - how
> to determine ekaadaSi,
> > what are the vratas to be followed, who should follow
> it, what are the rules
> > for Vaishnavas, what are the rules for smaartas etc.
> > Broadly speaking tithis are Suddha or viddha (that is
> they have a vedha, an
> > overlapping, by some other tithi). Vaishnavas reckon
> the vedha based on
> > Arunodaya (4 ghadiyas - a ghadiya is 24 minutes; 60
> ghadiyas make a day -
> > before sunrise, suryodaya) and smaartas based on
> Suryodaya; depending on the
> > kind of vedha or absence thereof, and of the type of
> > (another aspects of tithi, too involved to be
> discussed here) there are
> > eighteen types of ekadaSi for Vaishnavas and Smartas
> each. I also noticed
> > two types of Vaishnavas - Suddha and sarva - but since
> this is not a
> > Vaishnava forum and since most of us here are not
> intimately aware of
> > divisions amongst them, we will let that be.
> > For each of these types of ekadaSi, the rules differ
> slightly. The details
> > would not be of interest to the readers of that list
> and so are skipped. If
> > you insist, we can correspond privately on that.
> Very informative and please do post it, it would be of
> interest to many.
Namaskara Sri Senani,
Yes, Indeed its very informative. Please do post more on it.
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